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Design for front cover of a Book: PD.504-1975

Object information

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Design for front cover of a Book
Line sketch of the back of a boy's head


Draughtsman: Raverat, Gwendolen



Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1975) by Gurney, Sophie and Hambro, Elisabeth


Concerned with the illustrations for 'The Bedside Barsetshire' compiled by Lance O. Tingay and published by Faber & Faber.

School or Style


Materials used in production

Black ink
Red ink
Yellow ink

Components of the work

Support composed of tracing paper
Tracing Paper Height 207 mm Width 135 mm
Mount Sheet Height 208 mm Width 203 mm

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Recto: pen and brush with black, red and yellow inks verso: graphite on tracing paper, tipped onto thick paper

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: as though for spine of a book

  • Text: THE BEDSIDE BARSETSHIRE at right angles to picture / in pencil circle 'vignette / or drawing / here Lance O / Tingay' / and / Given / Raverat / small light sketch in pencil of two figures / Faber
  • Location: Left margin of thick sheet
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: I prefer / the Colour / of this / especially / the yellow / GR / yes
  • Location: Right margin of thick sheet
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.504-1975
Primary reference Number: 12764
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 11 January 2023 Last processed: Wednesday 11 January 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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